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Mar 16

F1: Pole-Sitter Hamilton Forced To Retire From Australian GP

Lewis Hamilton retires from the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

retires from the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

It was a bittersweet moment for Lewis Hamilton as he watched Mercedes teammate take the checkered flag at ’s Australian Grand Prix after the former world champion was forced to retire in the fourth lap after starting from pole position Sunday.

Hamilton, the pre-race favorite, found himself in third position after the first turn and had slipped down to fifth before his team ordered him into the pits to retire with a misfiring cylinder.

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Mar 16

MotoGP: A Family Affair In The Premier Class

Aleix Espargaro (left) and younger brother Pol Espargaro (right) share a laugh during preseason testing in Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

(left) and younger brother (right) share a laugh during preseason testing in Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix and Pol Espargaro will be racing in in 2014, but they will not be the first brothers to line up on the same premier-class grid.

There are a number of milestones with respect to brothers racing together in the premier class – which the Espargaros can measure themselves against:

- The last time that two brothers competed together in a MotoGP race was at the USGP in 2010 at Laguna Seca, with Nicky Hayden on the factory Ducati and Roger Lee Hayden riding as a replacement for Randy de Puniet on the LCR Honda. Both riders scored points: Nicky finishing 5th and Roger Lee 11th.

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Mar 16

F1: Horner Convinced That Red Bull Complied With Regulations

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks to the media after his driver Daniel Ricciardo who finished second was excluded from the race.

Infiniti Team Principal talks to the media after his driver who finished second was excluded from the race.

Christian Horner is adamant that Red Bull Racing complied with the regulations during the and can win its appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from his second place.

Ricciardo was deemed to have consistently exceeded the fuel flow limit of 100kg/hr, which is monitored by the FIA in real time.

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Mar 16

F1: Ricciardo Disqualified After Finishing Second In Australian GP

Daniel Ricciardo is seen before the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

is seen before the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Elation turned to desolation for Daniel Ricciardo at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday after the Red Bull driver was stripped of his first podium finish due to a technical breach at ’s season opener.

Ricciardo initially finished second to Mercedes driver to become the first homegrown driver to take to the podium in the 29-year history of the .

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Mar 16

F1: Mercedes’ Rosberg Wins Season-Opening Australian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg takes the win at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: Getty Images)

takes the win at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: Getty Images)

′s season-opening race ended in rancor and controversy Sunday as initial second-place finisher of Red Bull disqualified for a breach of fuel regulations, five hours after Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg took the checkered flag.

Ricciardo’s exclusion from the results tarnished what had been a day of celebration for local fans, who were jubilant that the Red Bull driver had apparently become the first Australian to finish on the podium at his home race.

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